- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Jun 28, 2013 10:35 AM EDT | Comments
Margaret Cho is best known as a comedian who makes audiences laugh with her hilarious impressions of her mom, but she stopped by Daily Shot for a rather serious conversation with Ali about mental health and body image.
Cho famously went into kidney failure after being told to lose weight for her 1994 sitcom, All-American Girl. “The show was developed about me, so I was too fat to be me, which is absurd.”
When the show was cancelled after six months, Margaret noted, “it was replaced by Drew Carey, because he was so thin.”
And while Margaret agrees that images of women in the media can be pervasively unhealthy, she says women can occasionally be their own worst enemies "it's a collective disease that women are giving each other all the time, we're all sort of out there valuing a certain kind of body.”
But she says that age has changed her perception of what she looks like.
“There is so much beauty I have now, as opposed to when I was younger....Read More »
As part of Ali’s continuing efforts to get everyone a date, she asked newly-single Andrea Boelkhe, Survivor alum and host of The Daily Brief on Askmen.com, where all the quality singles are hanging out these days. Ok, just the singles. No one’s vouching for the quality. But there are a lot of popular new apps and sites out that help you narrow your search by what you’re looking for.
First up, Hitch.me is an online dating site for people who use LinkedIn. The pro of using it, says Andrea, is “LinkedIn is a very valid site, and usually your resume as accurate because people that are gonna hire you are gonna check that, so you’re getting rid of fake [profiles.]”
The con? “Are they gold diggers? Are you looking basically like ‘I wanna date a doctor!’”
The site does guarantee that, “none of your activities will ever be shared back to your LinkedIn account.”
Next, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you a potential match ev...Read More »
“To hide the belly, you’re gonna wanna do a peplum,” Kenyatta Jones says, “it’s gonna cinch in the waste and hide the stomach.”
High heels. “They make your posture amazing and they make your legs look amazing, even if you have cellulite.”
Maxi dresses are great for all women, but particularly for curvy women because they’re “long and it makes you look lean.”
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But they key to any look, she says, is shapewear. “Foundation is the key. I always say foundation before fashion.”
And for bathing suits, Kenyatta loves the fatkini. “They’re very high-waisted,” she says, giving women more support and coverage so only about an inch of midriff skin is showing. “If you have the confidence to rock it, I’d say get a fatkini.”
Kenyatta also talks about why plus-sized fashion is about to take off, and what’s coming up on House of Curves in this episode of Daily Shot!
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:36 AM EDT | Comments
If you ate a cookie after lunch today, you probably worried that it would go right to your hips. But a new book says you should focus your worry a little bit higher up—like on your face.
Brooke Alpert, co-author of The Sugar Detox: Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Look Years Younger, explained one of the lesser-known consequences of eating too much sugar: wrinkles and sagging.
Brooke co-wrote the book with a dermatologist Patricia Farris, and explained what happens when there is too much sugar in your bloodstream.
“It starts attacking your skin,” she said. “All that sugar attaches to those protein molecules, collagen and elastin. And it turns those beautiful, supple skin cells into these firm, rigid things causing sagging, wrinkling, everything we don’t want on our face.”
Her book is all about busting the cravings we have for sugar by starting with a 3-day detox, and admits that’s not easy for people. “Studies have shown that the withdrawal from suga...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:32 AM EDT | Comments
Greta Gerwig is one of the hottest up-and-coming stars in the entire movie industry. She stars in the hippest movies of the season, “Frances Ha,” which she co-wrote with director Noah Baumbach, whom she’s dating in real life.
That might be shocking to former co-star Russell Brand—with whom she appeared in the movie Arthur. The British comedian once called Greta “undateable.”
“I would say something nerdy,” Greta recalls, “and he would look at me and say, ‘Greta Gerwig: UNDATEABLE.’” Brand even joked that he’d start a television show that would follow her around until she said something ‘idiotic,’ then brand her ‘UNDATEABLE.’
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“I was like, ‘Oh that sounds good, Russell.” Greta’s impression of him is also pretty amazing.
But it looks like Brand won’t ever get his reality show, because Greta’s getting such rave reviews for her turn in Frances Ha. And with such a bright future, she has set the bar high for herself. “I wanna be like Clint Eastwood, but a lady,” she te...Read More »